Whether you're in the Designer or the Editor, publishing a project pushes all your changes to the web instantly. It does this without you having to mess with file management, version overrides, or mind-numbing FTP insanity.

Good to know
  • By default, your project will publish to yoursite.webflow.io. If you add hosting, you can also publish your project to your custom domain (e.g. yourdomain.com).

You can choose to:

Publishing the whole project

There are two ways to publish all changes and updates made in your project:

  • Publishing in the Designer or the Project Settings
  • Publishing in the Editor

Publishing in the Designer or Project Settings

  1. Press Publish
  2. Select the domain(s) you want to publish to
  3. Publish your project
Publishing your Webflow project in the Designer
Publishing your project in the Designer
‍Publishing your Webflow project from the Project Settings
Publishing your project from the Project Settings
Good to know — shortcut keys
  • You can quickly publish changes from within the Designer by pressing SHIFT + P (opens the publish menu) → SHIFT + Enter (publishes to all selected domains).
  • It's always a good idea to double-check what domains are selected before you hit the publish button (or SHIFT + Enter).

Publishing in the Editor

  1. Press Publish to preview a summary of your changes
  2. Press Publish again to publish your changes
Publishing your Webflow project in the Editor
Publishing your project in the Editor
Must know
  • Publishing in the Editor also pushes live any changes made in the Designer

Publish individual Collection items

Want to publish or update a single item without publishing your entire project? Just choose publish when creating or saving an item. Learn more about creating and publishing Collection items. Read also about publishing restrictions.

Unpublishing

You can unpublish your project from any or all of your domains from within the Designer or the Project Settings. Unpublishing works instantaneously, but you can always republish by checking the domain(s) and publishing again.

To unpublish your site:

  1. Press publish
  2. Click unpublish next to each domain you want to unpublish your project from
Unpublishing your Webflow project in the Designer
Unpublishing your project in the Designer
Unpublishing your Webflow project in the Project Settings
Unpublishing your project in the Project Settings
Good to know
  • If you're using a custom domain (e.g. yoursite.com), you can prevent your .webflow.io site from being indexed by following this guide.

Using .webflow.io as a staging domain for testing and feedback

If you have a custom domain configured, you can choose to publish changes to your .webflow.io subdomain to test custom code or get feedback and approval from clients, fellow designers, or friends.

In the Designer or the Project Settings, press Publish, then uncheck the custom domain. Publish the .webflow.io site.